Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crunchy beard

It's getting cold, I'm not sure if you've noticed. You haven't stopped riding, right? If you have, you're missing the best time of the year; no pathletes, no little kids wobbling all over the paths, no skaters. Just we few, we happy few, we band of cyclists...

I've gotten the clothes down: light wool sweater and a rain jacket, wool socks and a light hat under my helmet. The shoes are starting to let me down, so I'll attempt to find warmer ones and though I may have dismissed them last year, I'll say that the Novara Headwind gloves are actually working well. I don't know why I was so down on them after I purchased them last year, but I take back any horrible things I may have said. They work just fine.

Ride yer damn bike. There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.

Do it for Doug...

6 comments:

Bujiatang said...

I ran off without my hat this morning, and just had a silk balaclava...

I did have clothes on. I just froze my ears off.

WheelDancer said...

The last week or two have me happily back on the trails, almost by myself. Figuring out the clothes makes it little different than summer riding.

Last year I struggled a bit to get the proper cold protection but this year I haven't had a single miss and am looking forward to the beginning of the biking season!

Doug said...

I missed out on a calm, 15 degree morning commute today. It would have been nice.

Beast1624 said...

I feel ashamed I haven't taken advantage of our near-perfect weather here the last few weeks like I should.

The big downer is it gets dark by the time I get home but luckily with a big network of low traffic neighborhood streets and good lights I can still get in night rides if I don't commute to work.

Thanks for the encouragement.

bother yam said...

Beastie,

Livin' here in the Northland, it's dark when I mount up for work and dark when I head home. Planet Bike blinkies front and back and one on my helmet so's I can see.

rigtenzin said...

I hope to see you on the Hiawatha donut ride.